It was a busy day today and it's going to be a busy day tomorrow, so we're going to have to make do with a quick rundown this evening. Here's what you may have missed if you weren't paying attention:
As reported by Sunday Morning Quarterback, the Atlanta Sports Council wants an A.C.C. or S.E.C. team to move a home game to the Georgia Dome and Tampa wants to host the A.C.C. championship game.
As fond as I am of neutral-site games, I question the wisdom of an S.E.C. team playing a regular-season contest in Atlanta, although there may be something to be said for Doug Gillett's suggestion to alternate the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Atlanta and Jacksonville.
As for the A.C.C. championship game, I won't lie to you . . . I honestly couldn't care less where (or even whether) the weakest B.C.S. conference hosts its title tilt, but the five ostensible contenders make widely varying degrees of sense. The three Florida sites (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa) each have their merits, although a Sunshine State venue makes little geographic logic. Charlotte seems like the most sensible choice, but . . . who put Baltimore in the running and what was he thinking? I mean . . . Baltimore, for crying out loud?
If you're like me and you like college baseball, you need to know about this guy.
Tonight's edition of EDSBS Live featured a fine selection of questions. I made it onto the show this week, but, if you didn't hear it and you're too lazy to listen to the rebroadcast, my answers are available on-line.
Orson Swindle's revolutionary radio program also featured Brian Murphy, the author of the book on Boise State's 2006 season. I have been a bit of a Boise State apologist since shortly before the Broncos opened the 2005 season in Sanford Stadium and that fact causes me to wonder whether football fans naturally are inclined to speak well of out-of-conference non-rivalry opponents because doing so reflects favorably upon their own team.
While we're on the subject of teams of which I am inclined to speak well, Boston College (which beat the Bulldogs in the 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl and in the 2001 Music City Bowl by a combined seven points, doggone it) was well represented on the show by ATL Eagle, whose mention of a SportsBlogs Nation writer and a FanHouse writer co-hosting a radio show may or may not have been an allusion to my recent criticism of AOL's blogging platform (which was not intended as a criticism of the bloggers themselves). In an effort to mend some fences with any writers I inadvertently offended, I would like to give credit where credit is due by pointing out Bill Maloney's piece on ESPN's burial of a story. Nice job, Bill.
That's all the news that's fit to print for now. Enjoy the rest of your evening and I'll be back with you tomorrow.